Parabolic mirrors give coverage in two ways which normal wing mirrors do not - firstly, as we are discussing they have a field of downward vision which picks up low vehicles alongside, secondly, they allow 45 degree vision when joining a main road/motorway from an angled slip road. To be effective I think they have to be the type which are about the width of wing mirrors, so neither the small stick-on types, nor maybe the small ones below e.g. Transit mirrors are adequate. I was fortunate to find ones from Merceded that had the same profile as the housing of our main mirrors so just bolted on.
Remember they were on our roads for centuries before cars - i.e. prior, as in priority? Just a thought. Probably none of them needed blinkers before motor cars came along to spook them. When overtaking a horse I do it with minimum revs and get 5m ahead before pulling back in - that usually gets a thank you from the rider.
Some mountain bikers are also road cyclists. I've been waved on by road cyclist, maybe because I show some consideration. It's done for safety, it's everything to do with safety.
I am not suggesting there are no ignorant road cyclist, same as any other road user.
Last edited by caledonia; 06-04-2019 at 14:29.
Don't go bothering to quote the Highway Code, an advisory does not reflect a legal requirement.
So, to sum up, it's done for safety, it's not against the law, and sometimes it is inconsiderate.
Perhaps a link may help.. Of course I know not all cyclist are considerate, but when two abreast technique is used correctly it is better for everyone.
UK Road Cycling Laws and Rules Explained: Cycling Two Abreast
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